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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) aka CSM Certification training offers in-depth coverage of Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master. Through engaging content, group activities, and training from the back of the room techn

CSM Certification Certified ScrumMaster | 15-16 Sept 2018 | PUNE


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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) aka CSM Certification training offers in-depth coverage of Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master. Through engaging content, group activities, and training from the back of the room techniques - we cover Agile values, principles, Scrum rules, practices, and practical techniques.

Participants unlearn, explore and learn ways to become effective Scrum Masters and help the Scrum Teams to apply Scrum and benefit from it.

After the workshop, the CSM Certification Workshop participants become eligible to appear for the Scrum Alliance‘s Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) certification exam and upon passing it, they immediately receive the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) certification.


CSM Training Content

  • Agile principles and values: Agile values and 12 principles which form the overarching idea of becoming Agile. Group exercise.
  • Scrum foundation: The three legs of Scrum theory: transparency, inspection and adaptation. Simulation activity – Empirical Process and PDCA cycle.
  • Scrum framework: The roles – Product Owner, Scrum Master, Development Team, Artifacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment, and Scrum Events – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.
  • ScrumMaster Role Deep Dive: Exercises and videos to explore the ScrumMaster role, challenges, qualities and anti-patterns
  • Product Backlog Management: Creating and refining a product backlog.
  • Experimentation, Hypothesis and User stories: Approaches to writing hypothesis, user stories, characteristics, Acceptance criteria.
  • Agile estimation and planning: Estimation, and Agile planning at different levels. Daily planning, sprint planning, roadmap and vision
  • Release planning: Release planning & managing risk. Recipe to say Yes to on time product releases, every time
  • Characteristics of Successful Scrum Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Scrum at Scale: Overview of large scale product dev. scrum frameworks




CSM Training Agenda


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Empirical Process
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Values
  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Roles – The Scrum Team, Product Owner, Development Team, Scrum Master
  • Product Backlog


Day 2

  • Scrum Artifacts contd. – Sprint Backlog and Product Increment
  • Product Backlog Items / User Stories, Hypothesis
  • Scrum Events – (Scrum Meetings) – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospective
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Estimation and Release Planning
  • Facilitation Techniques (Recap)
  • CSM Certification and Next steps
  • Optional: Scrum at Scale
  • Optional: Deep dive Case Study
  • Optional: Scrum Videos (covered during topics throughout the class)


 Who should attend

  • Head of Department
  • Director of Products, Director of Technical Delivery, Director
  • Delivery Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • Technical Lead
  • DeveloperSoftware Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Tester
  • User Experience UX Specialist
  • DBA
  • Customer Support
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Finance
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Talent Engagement, Talent Development
  • Vice President


 Who can become a Scrum Master?



About the Trainer: Sekhar Burra, CEC, CST



Sekhar is a technocrat, management consultant and an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach. He has over 17+ years of experience using methodologies from Agile to Waterfall.
He has several years of Agile experience as a developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, plus leading and coaching various Agile teams.

He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified LESS Practitioner, Certified Change Management Practitioner, SAFe Program Consultant4 (SPC4), PMP and PMI-ACP.

He is a Certified Career Coach from Certified Coaches Alliance and also an Executive Coach from Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centric Coaching.

He is one of the respected mentor coach in the Agile community in India and Overseas.
He is an engineering graduate and an MBA plus holds a PGCBM from XLRI Jamshedpur.
He is a well known speaker across various regional, Global and International agile conferences.

He is a editorial Board Member of
He is also a reviewer and contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, and the “The Agile Mind-Set” authored by Gil Broza.
In the recent past, Sekhar was an active Enterprise Agile Coach at ADP, India and Paypal, India

Prior Roles: Executive Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Product Development Consultant


Contributions to the Agile Community:
Editorial Board Member of
Reviewer and Contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, authored by Gil Broza.
Speaker- Agile Carnival, Nodia 2014, Hyderabad in July 2014, "Maturing the Agile Way
Speaker- Regional Scrum Gathering 2014, Hyderabad in July 2014, "Maturing the Agile Way"
Speaker- Agile Tour 2014 and 2012
Volunteer/Member of the organizing committee for Regional Scrum gathering 2014.



About Agile For Growth

Agile For Growth is focused on helping enterprises be Agile – that is Adaptable, Flexible and Grow. We offer Scrum Training and Enterprise Agile Coaching to clients across India and USA. We coach and train enterprises, leaders and teams serious about continuously evolving and improving how they discover, organize and deliver valuable products to their customers.


Workshops we specialize in:

  • 2-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training
  • 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training
  • 3-day Experiential Scrum Master Workshop
  • 3-day Agile Boot camp for Teams
  • 2-day Advanced Scrum Master Workshop
  • 2-day Advanced Scrum Product Owner Workshop
  • 2-day LeSS Framework Workshop
  • 1-day Certified LeSS Basics Course (CLB)
  • 1-day Agile Leadership Training
  • 1-day Facilitation and Agile Coaching Training
  • 1-day Kanban Workshop


Our primary expertise lies in the Enterprise Agile Coaching, Organization Design, Leadership Coaching and helping leaders improve business agility. Our approach to agile coaching is to help build capability within your teams to get your organization long terms results.

Inquire for our Enterprise Agile Coaching services.

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